The Alphabet of History

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Z is for Princess Zinaida Nikolaievna Yusopova

Born on September 2nd, 1861 in Saint Petersburg, Russia 

Died on November 24th, 1939 in Paris, France

  • She was the only child of one of the wealthiest families in Russia. Not only was she wealthy, she was regarded as one of the most beautiful in the court. 
  • She married Count Felix Nikolaievich Sumarokov-Elston.
  • Her older son Nikolai was killed in a dual in 1908 and her younger son was responsible for killing Rasputin.
  • She and her husband (also her remaining son and daughter in law) were able to escape the revolution and lived in Rome. After her husband died, she moved to France.
  • She raised her granddaughter Irina (who was also Tsar Nicholas’ grandniece) until she was nine years old.

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